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  1. Encoding of olfactory information in insects occurs in the antennal lobe where the olfactory receptor neurons interact with projection neurons and local interneurons in a complex sensory processing circuitry. ...

    Authors: Abhijit Das, Sonia Sen, Robert Lichtneckert, Ryuichi Okada, Kei Ito, Veronica Rodrigues and Heinrich Reichert
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:33
  2. Wnt proteins comprise a large class of signaling molecules that regulate a variety of developmental processes, including synapse formation. Previous studies have shown Wnts to be involved in both the induction...

    Authors: Elizabeth K Davis, Yimin Zou and Anirvan Ghosh
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:32
  3. Radial glia comprise a molecularly defined neural progenitor population but their role in neurogenesis has remained contested due to the lack of a single universally accepted genetic tool for tracing their pro...

    Authors: Todd E Anthony and Nathaniel Heintz
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:30
  4. Robo1, Robo2 and Rig-1 (Robo3), members of the Robo protein family, are candidate receptors for the chemorepellents Slit and are known to play a crucial role in commissural axon guidance in the spinal cord. Ho...

    Authors: Atsushi Tamada, Tatsuro Kumada, Yan Zhu, Tomoko Matsumoto, Yumiko Hatanaka, Keiko Muguruma, Zhe Chen, Yasuto Tanabe, Makio Torigoe, Kenta Yamauchi, Hiroshi Oyama, Kazuhiko Nishida and Fujio Murakami
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:29
  5. Adrenal chromaffin cells and sympathetic neurons both originate from the neural crest, yet signals that trigger chromaffin development remain elusive. Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) emanating from the dors...

    Authors: Katrin Huber, Aylin Franke, Barbara Brühl, Shlomi Krispin, Uwe Ernsberger, Andreas Schober, Oliver von Bohlen und Halbach, Hermann Rohrer, Chaya Kalcheim and Klaus Unsicker
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:28
  6. Neural crest progenitors arise as epithelial cells and then undergo a process of epithelial to mesenchymal transition that precedes the generation of cellular motility and subsequent migration. We aim at under...

    Authors: Maya Groysman, Irit Shoval and Chaya Kalcheim
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:27
  7. Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) functions in cell migration and signaling through activation of the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signaling cascade. Neuronal function of FAK has been suggested to control...

    Authors: Pei-I Tsai, Hsiu-Hua Kao, Caroline Grabbe, Yu-Tao Lee, Aurnab Ghose, Tzu-Ting Lai, Kuan-Po Peng, David Van Vactor, Ruth H Palmer, Ruey-Hwa Chen, Shih-Rung Yeh and Cheng-Ting Chien
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:26
  8. The formation of functional synapses is a crucial event in neuronal network formation, and with regard to regulation of breathing it is essential for life. Members of the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β...

    Authors: Katharina Heupel, Vardanush Sargsyan, Jaap J Plomp, Michael Rickmann, Frédérique Varoqueaux, Weiqi Zhang and Kerstin Krieglstein
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:25
  9. The skeletal neuromuscular junction is a useful model for elucidating mechanisms that regulate synaptogenesis. Developmentally important intercellular interactions at the neuromuscular junction are mediated by...

    Authors: Michael A Fox, Matthew SP Ho, Neil Smyth and Joshua R Sanes
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:24
  10. Neurons assemble into a functional network through a sequence of developmental processes including neuronal polarization and synapse formation. In Caenorhabditis elegans, the serine/threonine SAD-1 kinase is esse...

    Authors: Joanne SM Kim, Brendan N Lilley, Chao Zhang, Kevan M Shokat, Joshua R Sanes and Mei Zhen
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:23
  11. The development of the corticospinal tract (CST) in higher vertebrates relies on a series of axon guidance decisions along its long projection pathway. Several guidance molecules are known to be involved at va...

    Authors: Regina L Faulkner, Lawrence K Low, Xiao-Bo Liu, Jeffrey Coble, Edward G Jones and Hwai-Jong Cheng
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:21
  12. Runt-related (Runx) transcription factors control diverse aspects of embryonic development and are responsible for the pathogenesis of many human diseases. In recent years, the functions of this transcription ...

    Authors: Ken-ichi Inoue, Takashi Shiga and Yoshiaki Ito
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:20
  13. Secreted frizzled related proteins (SFRPs) are multifunctional modulators of Wnt and BMP (Bone Morphogenetic Protein) signalling necessary for the development of most organs and the homeostasis of different ad...

    Authors: Javier Lopez-Rios, Pilar Esteve, Jose Maria Ruiz and Paola Bovolenta
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:19
  14. Expression of correct neurotransmitters is crucial for normal nervous system function. How neurotransmitter expression is regulated is not well-understood; however, previous studies provide evidence that both ...

    Authors: Alexandra Tallafuss and Judith S Eisen
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:18
  15. Growth, differentiation and regional specification of telencephalic domains, such as the cerebral cortex, are regulated by the interplay of secreted proteins produced by patterning centers and signal transduct...

    Authors: Ugo Borello, Inma Cobos, Jason E Long, Cornelis Murre and John LR Rubenstein
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:17

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Neural Development 2008 3:31

  16. Developing neurons form dendritic trees with cell type-specific patterns of growth, branching and targeting. Dendrites of Drosophila peripheral sensory neurons have emerged as a premier genetic model, though the ...

    Authors: Yimiao Ou, Barbara Chwalla, Matthias Landgraf and Donald J van Meyel
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:16
  17. β-Amyloid precursor protein (APP) has been reported to play a role in the outgrowth of neurites from cultured neurons. Both cell-surface APP and its soluble, ectodomain cleavage product (APPs-α) have been impl...

    Authors: Tracy L Young-Pearse, Allen C Chen, Rui Chang, Cesar Marquez and Dennis J Selkoe
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:15
  18. Branchiomotor neurons comprise an important class of cranial motor neurons that innervate the branchial-arch-derived muscles of the face, jaw and neck. They arise in the ventralmost progenitor domain of the rh...

    Authors: Patrick Pla, Marie-Rose Hirsch, Stéphane Le Crom, Simone Reiprich, Vincent R Harley and Christo Goridis
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:14
  19. Homeodomain proteins play critical roles in shaping the development of the embryonic central nervous system in mammals. After birth, neurogenic activities are relegated to stem cell niches, which include the s...

    Authors: Arianna De Toni, Marie Zbinden, Jonathan A Epstein, Ariel Ruiz i Altaba, Alain Prochiantz and Isabelle Caillé
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:13
  20. Analysis of cell-cell interactions, cell function and cell lineages greatly benefits selective destruction techniques, which, at present, rely on dedicated, high energy, pulsed lasers and are limited to cells ...

    Authors: Laurent Soustelle, Benoît Aigouy, Marie-Laure Asensio and Angela Giangrande
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:11
  21. Cell adhesion molecules have long been implicated in the regulation of axon growth, but the precise cellular roles played by individual cell adhesion molecules and the molecular basis for their action are stil...

    Authors: Veronica Martin, Eli Mrkusich, Martin C Steinel, Jason Rice, David J Merritt and Paul M Whitington
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:10
  22. Functional lateralization is a conserved feature of the central nervous system (CNS). However, underlying left-right asymmetries within neural circuitry and the mechanisms by which they develop are poorly desc...

    Authors: Isaac H Bianco, Matthias Carl, Claire Russell, Jonathan DW Clarke and Stephen W Wilson
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:9
  23. How axon guidance signals regulate growth cone behavior and guidance decisions in the complex in vivo environment of the central nervous system is not well understood. We have taken advantage of the unique featur...

    Authors: Marc A Wolman, Vinoth K Sittaramane, Jeffrey J Essner, H Joseph Yost, Anand Chandrasekhar and Mary C Halloran
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:6
  24. In the mammalian brain, neural stem cells divide asymmetrically and often amplify the number of progeny they generate via symmetrically dividing intermediate progenitors. Here we investigate whether specific n...

    Authors: Bruno C Bello, Natalya Izergina, Emmanuel Caussinus and Heinrich Reichert
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:5
  25. During the development of the nervous system, neural progenitor cells can either stay in the pool of proliferating undifferentiated cells or exit the cell cycle and differentiate. Two main factors will determi...

    Authors: Valérie Lobjois, Sophie Bel-Vialar, Françoise Trousse and Fabienne Pituello
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:4
  26. Drosophila has six receptor protein tyrosine phosphatases (RPTPs), five of which are expressed primarily in neurons. Mutations in all five affect axon guidance, either alone or in combination. Highly penetrant ce...

    Authors: Mili Jeon, Huong Nguyen, Sami Bahri and Kai Zinn
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:3
  27. Retinal bipolar cells comprise a diverse group of neurons. Cone bipolar cells and rod bipolar cells are so named for their connections with cone and rod photoreceptors, respectively. Morphological criteria hav...

    Authors: Eric M Morrow, C-M Amy Chen and Constance L Cepko
    Citation: Neural Development 2008 3:2
  28. During spinal cord development, expression of chicken SEMAPHORIN6A (SEMA6A) is almost exclusively found in the boundary caps at the ventral motor axon exit point and at the dorsal root entry site. The boundary...

    Authors: Olivier Mauti, Elena Domanitskaya, Irwin Andermatt, Rejina Sadhu and Esther T Stoeckli
    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:28
  29. The SCFskp2 complex is an E3 ubiquitin ligase that is known to target a number of cell cycle regulators, including cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitors, for proteolysis. While its role in regulation of cell divisio...

    Authors: Hector Boix-Perales, Ian Horan, Helen Wise, Horng-Ru Lin, Li-Chiou Chuang, P Renee Yew and Anna Philpott
    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:27
  30. The developing vertebrate brain is patterned first by global signalling gradients that define crude anteroposterior and dorsoventral coordinates, and subsequently by local signalling centres (organisers) that ...

    Authors: Maria Flavia Guinazu, David Chambers, Andrew Lumsden and Clemens Kiecker
    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:25
  31. The left and right AWC olfactory neurons in Caenorhabditis elegans differ in their functions and in their expression of chemosensory receptor genes; in each animal, one AWC randomly takes on one identity, designa...

    Authors: Sarah L Bauer Huang, Yasunori Saheki, Miri K VanHoven, Ichiro Torayama, Takeshi Ishihara, Isao Katsura, Alexander van der Linden, Piali Sengupta and Cornelia I Bargmann
    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:24
  32. In vertebrates, the primordium of the brain is subdivided by the expression of Otx genes (forebrain/anterior midbrain), Hox genes (posterior hindbrain), and the genes Pax2, Pax5 and Pax8 (intervening region). ...

    Authors: Rolf Urbach
    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:23
  33. The Drosophila leucine-rich repeat proteins Tartan (TRN) and Capricious (CAPS) mediate cell affinity differences during compartition of the wing imaginal disc. This study aims to identify and characterize the exp...

    Authors: Laura C Andreae, Daniela Peukert, Andrew Lumsden and Jonathan D Gilthorpe
    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:22
  34. In developing neurons, somal migration and initiation of axon outgrowth often occur simultaneously and are regulated in part by similar classes of molecules. When neurons reach their final destinations, howeve...

    Authors: Romke Bron, Matthieu Vermeren, Natalie Kokot, William Andrews, Graham E Little, Kevin J Mitchell and James Cohen
    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:21
  35. Odors are detected by sensory neurons that carry information to the olfactory lobe where they connect to projection neurons and local interneurons in glomeruli: anatomically well-characterized structures that ...

    Authors: Bidisha Roy, Ajeet P Singh, Chetak Shetty, Varun Chaudhary, Annemarie North, Matthias Landgraf, K VijayRaghavan and Veronica Rodrigues
    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:20
  36. Little is known about the involvement of molecular determinants of segmental patterning of rhombomeres (r) in the development of rhythmic neural networks in the mouse hindbrain. Here, we compare the phenotypes...

    Authors: Fabrice Chatonnet, Ludovic J Wrobel, Valérie Mézières, Massimo Pasqualetti, Sébastien Ducret, Emmanuel Taillebourg, Patrick Charnay, Filippo M Rijli and Jean Champagnat
    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:19
  37. The WAVE/SCAR complex, consisting of CYFIP (PIR121 or Sra1), Kette (Nap1), Abi, SCAR (WAVE) and HSPC300, is known to regulate the actin nucleating Arp2/3 complex in a Rac1-dependent manner. While in vitro and in ...

    Authors: Abrar Qurashi, H Bahar Sahin, Pilar Carrera, Alexis Gautreau, Annette Schenck and Angela Giangrande
    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:18
  38. How specific are the synaptic connections formed as neuronal networks develop and can simple rules account for the formation of functioning circuits? These questions are assessed in the spinal circuits control...

    Authors: Wen-Chang Li, Tom Cooke, Bart Sautois, Stephen R Soffe, Roman Borisyuk and Alan Roberts
    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:17
  39. The growth of new synapses shapes the initial formation and subsequent rearrangement of neural circuitry. Genetic studies have demonstrated that the ubiquitin ligase Highwire restrains synaptic terminal growth...

    Authors: Chunlai Wu, Richard W Daniels and Aaron DiAntonio
    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:16
  40. The meeting 'From sensory perception to motor output: genetic bases of behavior in the zebrafish embryo' was held at Minerve (South of France) on March 16–18, 2007. The meeting site was beautifully situated in...

    Authors: Alain Ghysen, Christine Dambly-Chaudière and David Raible
    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:15
  41. Precise connections of neural circuits can be specified by genetic programming. In the Drosophila olfactory system, projection neurons (PNs) send dendrites to single glomeruli in the antenna lobe (AL) based upon ...

    Authors: Maria Lynn Spletter, Jian Liu, Justin Liu, Helen Su, Edward Giniger, Takaki Komiyama, Stephen Quake and Liqun Luo
    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:14
  42. Otx genes, orthologues of the Drosophila orthodenticle gene (otd), play crucial roles in vertebrate brain development. In the Xenopus eye, Xotx2 and Xotx5b promote bipolar and photoreceptor cell fates, respective...

    Authors: Marco Onorati, Federico Cremisi, Yang Liu, Rong-Qiao He, Giuseppina Barsacchi and Robert Vignali
    Citation: Neural Development 2007 2:12

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University of Oregon, USA
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